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Supermarine Spitfire W3505 Mk Vb Const #1786, Built at Eastleigh.
FF 18-6-41, delivered to 45 MU 22-6-41, assigned to 485S 10-8-41, to Heston 30-8-41, assigned to 109 ObsSqn 67 ObsGrp 8AF USAAF 22-8-42, air collision with W3797 crashed Chetwynd Salop CE 11-2-43, SOC.



  • W3797

    Supermarine Spitfire W3797 Mk Vb Const #1979, Built at Chattis Hill. ...



  • Donald Lambert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS 4FG 8AF USAAF, transferred to 109th Obs Sqn, flight instructor until 1944. ...


  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK 18 June 1941

Built at Eastleigh. First flew 18-6-41.

Delivered Kinloss, Forres, Moray IV36, UK 22 June 1941

Delivered to No 45 MU 22-6-41.

Assigned Driffield, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25, UK 10 August 1941

Assigned to 485 (NZ) Sqn 10-8-41.

Presentation Spitfire Driffield, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25, UK 10 August 1941

Presentation Spitfire named 'Hendon Endeavour'.

Factory repair 30 August 1941

To Heston Aircraft Ltd for repair 30-8-41.

Assigned Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 22 August 1942

Assigned to 109 Obs Sqn 67 Obs Grp 8AF USAAF 22-8-42.

Crashed Chetwynd, Newport, Telford and Wrekin TF10, UK 11 February 1943

Mid air collision with Spitfire Vb W3797 crashed Chetwynd Salop Cat CE pilot baled and ended up in a tree. 11-2-43.

Struck Off Charge SOC Membury, Axminster, Devon EX13, UK 12 February 1943

Struck Off Charge 12-2-43.


Date Contributor Update
22 September 2015 15:05:06 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings and events

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Date Contributor Update
22 September 2015 14:51:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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